Dr Bains is first Sikh in Canada to get this prestigious award. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper bestowed the prestigious award upon Bains and congratulated all the winners for their tremendous accomplishments in the service of society.
Dr. Bains was presented with medals, certificates and lapel pins during the ceremony. As part of recognition package, he will also be eligible to receive a one-time funding grant of $5,000 for his non-profit organization.
Recipient of the award, Dr. Bains has worked tirelessly singh 1990 as a volunteer, community activist and educator to promote intercultural understanding and mutual respect. He has raised funds and mobilized support for the Children’s Hospital of Vancouver, the local United Way, the Surrey-Delta Indo-Canadian Senior’s Centre and Alcoholics Anonymous groups, inter alia. He has also spoken at seminars and conferences in Canada and India on topics such as HIV / AIDS awareness, bullying, racial discrimination and drug abuse.”
Bains in an email to the media said he is the “founder producer of the first of its kind ‘Encyclopaedia of Sikhism’ on multimedia technology in the world which was released by the then-Prime Minister of Canada in the Parliament House on December 11, 1996” and that he has set up “six ‘Multimedia Sikh Museums’ in the world where he used robotic and touch screen technology.”